Residents in north Phoenix and Glendale reported seeing unusual lights hovering over the horizon Saturday night.

Peter Perez saw the lights just before Easter dinner with family at about 8:51 p.m.

Perez said his step-father saw the orbs first and called out the rest of the family.

"That's when we saw the fleet of them," Perez told 12 News. "We were in awe."

PHOTOS:Reported UFO sighting over Phoenix, Glendale

Perez said that 18 to 20 amber-colored orbs appeared from an area that was obstructed from his view on the horizon. The lights did not blink. They hovered in a group, stationary, for about a minute before moving west and disappearing from view.

Perez snapped several pictures of the lights as they moved. After the lights disappeared, he stayed outside for five minutes when the lights returned. The lights behaved the same way as before, but this time there were only 10 lights.

"They were something I've never seen," Perez said. "I don't want to stretch out and say they were another life form, but I know it was something that I've never seen before."

Phoenix was home to a famous UFO sighting March 13, 1997 known as the "Phoenix Lights." Some explained them as military flares.

READ: Phoenix Lights: The Valley's most famous UFO story

Perez said these orbs were similar to the Phoenix Lights in some ways, but not all. "The main thing that I would say is similar is the color. They were both amber," Perez said. "But these didn't blink at all."

Perez said he was interested in UFOs as a Phoenix resident. "It's always been something that's intrigued me, but I'm not a UFO hunter or anything," he said.

Another witness who wished to remain anonymous said the lights appeared over 39th Ave. and Union Hills Dr. Perez said the photos that this witness took were the same orbs he saw.

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